the after – Elle magazine feature

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Behind the scenes:
Some of the H&M accessories. (I brought three of my own H&M hats. They used the purple) Making last minute adjustments before the shoot
Lillianna being filmed for the H&M and Elle video (follow her twitter here) The shot they used I’ve been dying to let you guys know about the photo shoot I mentioned last week.
I am in the current September issue of Elle magazine!! The biggest and most important issue of the fashion calender.
I was chosen along with Liliana Vazquez to feature a key look from the H&M Fall/Winter collection for a feature spread. We each were photographed in three outfits and the shots above show the ones that were used.
Thank you to everyone at Elle magazine and H&M. It was an honour to meet you all in person.
ps. There is also a trend video coming soon which I’ll let you know about when launched.
This is all still sinking in….




  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11275351458593558531 Emilie

    That’s amazing!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07237524712889788695 FASHION SNAG

    Congratulations Karen! You look amazing. I will be getting this issue for sure =) x


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10610538836646535287 Fashion Butter

    Wow! Congrats Karen!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07795506013724696061 Nadette

    that’s pretty awesome!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02821681640749713612 Sam from Hundy and Undy

    That’s so great! Congrats. That had to be super fun.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12762308448178747223 Li

    Wow, congratulations! You look amazing in the magazine, and what an awesome outfit!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02089823484115834879 My Lack of Style

    So cool, you deserved it!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17157794489681037898 Alexandria J.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16323137475643345146 agatiszka

    Fantastic!! Greatulations!!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14671384120768781168 Stef

    OMFG, that is beyond amazing. I love your blog and it was actually the first personal style I blog I ever discovered. You deserve all of this.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06382073463470593784 fashion clocked

    huge congratulations- you must be over the moon- cool shoot and THE best month of the year to be in a fashion magazine!!! AMAZING! call by sometime! fashion clocked Katie.xx

  • http://thestylecrusader.org/ the style crusader

    congratulations! that’s awesome. love that you’ve got on the big floppy purple hat. very quintessentially your style. xx

  • http://anothercaroline.com/ CAROLINE

    Congratulations! I love your accessible sense of style, it’s what makes you stand out. That, and your awesome hair.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12191017747436436526 Kay Richardson

    Wow. Well done. And thanks for sharing. Disappointed it’s not all drugs and sex, though.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04188338589104627907 fshnonmymind

    Congratulations, you are in all of the magazines these days!!!
    You look great and I love that purple hat. I can’t wait to get my new Elle so I can see it in person.

  • Isabel

    WHERE can i get the floppy felt hat in black!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16860051308786508890 Fatiha Faulzi

    CONGRATS! You look amazing! :)

    xoxo, http://heelsandwedges.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14018563090154607266 Sing

    That’s awesome Karen, congrats! So glad to finally see a woman of color used in some of these fashion companies editorials in the blog world!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14938411107407937593 Lipstick Diva

    OMG congrats that is sooo cool!


  • http://www.citizette.com/ Lizzy

    this is amazing! you’ll have to do a post letting us aspiring bloggers know your tips and tricks to success!!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13643193195319867284 Kristina

    congrats!! :)
    this is amazing!

  • http://thepillarbox.tumblr.com/ Fara


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14998359995226538091 Haidée

    wow that is so cool your in Elle (well done u are pretty model, and I love your blog xx


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04344339054421781765 Coco and Zaahb

    Wow, I cant wait to get my Elle in the mail


  • bristish babe

    Well done hun u look stunning, you and the boyfriend must feel well proud. Does your mum know and if so, what does she say about it (she must be so proud too!).

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10952380211973710073 Karoline

    So awesome!!
    Congrats a lot!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12985220172805230125 Eva Ana

    Your legs look great!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00580153267765137812 MissZuri

    omg congrats that is so HUGE im happy for you!!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04503924326894584802 Julene Horowitz

    You look fantastic – congrats!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03893115976422663458 Ashley

    This is soooo cool! Congrats!! :)


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10126196150095830672 Sarah

    wow, congrats! This is huge! and you look incredible- i’m totally in love with the purple hat xxx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13794883368958596630 pancakeSTACKER

    Congrats, Karen! Elle is one of my favorites!! You must be so thrilled :) You’re def an inspiration to new bloggers such as myself.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17932032466077003315 Kelly

    WOW! Amazing!! 😀

    <3 Kelly

  • http://www.sheilovely.tumblr.com/ sheila

    This is fantastic!! Great they realize how u DO make an impact in the fashion world. Your blog is awesome and I’m happy for you!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01914278218458248705 Malena

    Congatulation Karen! You’re amazing!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07236780030505220647 Jamie

    HOW FUN!!!! You look AMAZING!! And um…that fringe bag with the gold studs?!?!?! Tell me you got to keep THAT!!!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15404810276849879358 Nicole

    i loooooove h&m.
    you look great in the photos, by the way :}

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10143364595273267123 Karolina

    congrats!! you looked great!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18343061342507252610 katja

    really great :))) congratultions 😀

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03394947638036945392 Camilla

    That outfir is gorgeous, congratulations.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12649445491529184346 hello shopaholic

    Thats amazing! Congratulations Karen!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15068732345268763528 Kcookski

    that is so cool! you look amazing. i hope that poncho will be available to buy!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03221077057073963203 fight the fringe

    I’ve been following for awhile and your blog is just lovely! Congratulations on all your success, it’s definitely deserved!

  • http://lerougestylo.blog.com/ Ashley

    Congrats, Karen! No one deserves it more! :)


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12369313973182515156 J

    Congrats Karen! I’m so happy for you. I still remember you on PF talking about Balenciaga. :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11848490909101092562 Nicky

    Many, many, many congratulations Karen! I’ll be heading out for this issue tomorrow =)

    Love, Nicky
    at: fashion-fruitcake.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03633688925143790279 Debby

    CONGRATS!!! omfg!! That is a HUGE honor and accomplishment!! I’m very proud!
    xoxo Debby

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06276759129671725661 Emma at Daily Clothes Fix

    Congratulations. The photos look amazing.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00290977971634687222 Sera xo

    Congratulations…Thats a dream !!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05623095025020138653 Karen

    Thank you everyone for these comments. IT really means alot.

    As I said it’s still sinking in even after all these weeks (I’ve known about this for quite some time).

    Everything I’m wearing will be hitting the shops soon if it’s not already. The hat I bought at H&M months ago though earlier this year but I won’t be suprised if they come out with another. It’s a classic hat really.

    British Babe – we are. My Mum is very happy and I’ve just posted her the mags that I’ve appeared in recently so she have a look : )

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10668783826575528692 Kristie

    Congrats u look wonderful!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02809544604769858045 t

    Wow. Congrats. That’s amazing!


  • http://eyeofthebeholderblog.wordpress.com/ styletrekker

    you look fab as always!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03359626701517423820 NYC

    that is beautiful.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12283590309230661219 Michelle Elaine

    congrats dvrling!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18062821184216663137 Carissa


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16802644295099928921 Sarah Dee

    Holy hell! congrats!!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02550438115288897373 Alexis Holden

    Thats so Exciting!!!! Congrats!!! :) You look fabulous!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00325841470229145960 Silvia

    ahhh sooo cool, congratulations!!!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14592118471244508314 MELISSA Z.

    Congrats! You deserve it, you’re so stylish!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14636518231085880238 Loobs

    Awwww congrats – I’ve been following your blog since early last year and seen you go from strength to strength

    I hope to be like you!

    Loobs x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11069442469001275982 Jenny

    that’s amazing Karen, congrats! :) U’re beautiful!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00489771117622543883 Nita-Karoliina

    Goncrats! I bought the mag yesterday but havent got time to read it, must do it soon!
    You look great Karen.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13400391157562721526 Lionne

    Congrats Karen! Here in France, black bloggers are not represented in the media, not even ONE. So your succes is such a pleasure for me!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16258282341157979763 Amalina

    Oh my, congrats! This must feel insane… You definitely deserve it though!

    xo http://www.fashion-feline.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00207714050725738269 Yvonne Wilson

    Congrats girl! I’m going to get my issue today!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08640231960404721446 gina

    Congratulations! That’s awesome. I’ll look for you when my Elle gets here.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09104372372767159832 Laura.

    well your getting loads of press!
    good for you girl.
    you look awesome.


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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00003455266332555507 Mcmaris

    Good for you!! Cant wait to buy the issue…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15446391592626203418 LIV

    That’s amazing!!! Congrats Karen!x


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16084010090761068139 diane

    Get out of town!!!! That is soooo cool, congrats!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11799304387649120939 G E N I E


    es un gran paso para los bloggers!! 😀
    además: de que otras personas veran tu asombroso estilo!!
    muchos saludos! 😀


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05623095025020138653 Karen

    Thank you guys for this. It is amazing really. Ask me a year ago if I thought I’d be in Elle and I’d have laughed my head off.

    If any of you do get the magazine, you have to check out the shots of Julia Roberts. Each is themed for her latest film Eat Pray Love. The pictures are uh mazing….!!

    Lionne – suprising to hear that in this day and age. Hopefully that’ll change one day.

    Loobs – wow. thank you for the support for so long

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17618549423086353193 TeesLC

    OMG! That’s such fantastic news! Thanks for sharing the backstage pics!
    And offcourse CONGRATS on your beautiful feature! Hope to see more of you soon!
    Much love, xoxo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13400391157562721526 Lionne

    Thanx for answering Karen, it is so sad but unfortunately it is the truth. As you said before,hope it’s gonna change one day…
    Keep going cause I loooove what you do!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09561570620769673869 Fiamma

    Congrats! gorgeous as always!



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05623095025020138653 Karen

    Lionne – I will and don’t let anything stop YOU doing what you love.

    Fiamma and TeesLC – thank you!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01999976251006435639 Diana

    oh my god. you look flippin’ fabulous K!


    So happy for you! :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18358390586754793742 Aimee

    So cool, congrats! The photo turned out beautiful!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11120838797538195886 Shay

    Thats amazing!! I’ve been trying to build my blog similar to yours. You are truly an inspiration. Keep up the good work. :)

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